Anna Ybarra Lenardson

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How to Grow Pineapples in Pots

Step A:<p>Cut off the crown, leaving several inches of fruit<p>Step B:<p>Leave several inches of fruit.<p>Step C:<p>Soak the crown in water for a day or two to …

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On a budget? You can stay in these amazing owl cabins in Bordeaux for free

Just minutes from the city of Bordeaux lies the most unusual urban retreat you’ve ever seen; a giant wooden owl that you can stay in completely for free.<p>The owl – called <i>Les Guetteurs</i> (The Watchers) – are part of the <i>Refuges Périurbains</i>, a series of urban retreats that can be booked for free from …

Ken Thompson: how buttercups can teach you the age of a meadow

As every schoolboy (and girl) knows (or should know, in an ideal world), you can date a hedge very roughly by counting the number of different kinds of trees and shrubs in it. Older hedges, on average, have more different species in them than young ones.<p>But just suppose you wanted to know the age …

Trending on Gardenista: Holiday Weekend

Heading into Fourth of July weekend, the Gardenista editors visited a dairy farm on Martha’s Vineyard and lined up several long-weekend DIYs. Here’s …

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Caryopteris - They Don't Call it 'Blue Mist Shrub' for Nothing.

Overview and Description<p>There are few true blues in the world of flowers, but the blooms on a Caryopteris, or 'Blue Mist Shrub' come very close. When …

17 Recipes That Actually Got Me Through Whole30

From someone who can barely cook and likes to eat.<p>Because of that, I can promise all of these recipes: are simple and easy to make<p>* don't use any fancy appliances because I have a tiny-ass kitchen and three roommates<p>* require no outlandish ingredients, except for a few Whole30-specific things that …

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25 Profound Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

How to Make Stirato: Like a Baguette, but Easier

Yes, you can make bakery-worthy bread at home! Get ready for chewy, crusty loaves that you'll want to tear into for breakfast, dinner and everything …

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How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity (and How You Can Use Mindfulness to Help You Stop)

Are you a complainer? Do you sometimes feel like anything you do can be complained about? Complaining feels good, like how smoking and eating …

A before and after with floor plans!

The home featuring in today’s <b>homify</b> tour is a marvel of architectural design, a remodeling project accomplished by Rome based architects from the …

The Farmhouse

North Carolina<p>When the clients (and parents of two) are an an organic farmer and radiologist, you know the results are going to be unique.<p>A thirty-something couple with two young children envisioned a home in Wake County, North Carolina, that would be practically oxymoronic: simultaneously old and …

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15 Veggie-Filled Mac and Cheese Recipes for Spring

There are some things that immediately bring you back to childhood, and a steaming hot bowl of macaroni and cheese is one of them. Nothing beats winter’s chill like some homemade mac ‘n’ cheese (especially after a day of sledding), but as the weather gets warmer, we start to crave a little more …

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7510 Zimple / OJT

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project occupies a previously vacant parcel adjacent the clients existing home. The new home is a …

7 Things Happy People Do Differently (That They Never Talk About)

Do you think that happiness arises because of luck and circumstance? Think again.<p>Happiness is a mindset and like most things in life, it takes effort …

4 Midnight Snacks That Will Boost Your Metabolism, According To A Dietitian

Trying to give your metabolism a boost? There are tons of reasons to do so, from helping to regulate your digestive tract, getting the most nutrients …

Oak Park mansion with original details: $2M

509 Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park: $2,150,000<p>Listed on Feb. 27, 2017<p>This limestone Tudor revival mansion is designed by H.G. Fiddelke. The home sits on a 170x237 corner lot and features millwork, mahogany and oak paneling, beamed ceilings and stained glass windows. Car owners have a newly constructed …

Staghorn Ferns: Plantastic Beauties That Double as Wall Art

If you're running short on surfaces to place a plant, but want the foliage and air-cleaning benefits that our green friends provide, you may want to …

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Chicago, Illinois<p>In the Windy City, a custom walnut slide offers a playful way for a small family of four to glide down to the basement.<p>When a Chicago couple approached architect Julie Fisher of fcStudio inc to revive their 4,600-square-foot house, they gave her a virtually blank slate. The only …

Get the Look of Kristen Wiig’s Colorful Mid-Century Modern Home

You know and love Kristen Wiig for her hilarious <i>SNL</i> sketches and scene-stealing characters in movies <i>Ghostbusters, Bridesmaids</i>, and more, but her Los Angeles home is anything but wacky. Boasting panoramic views of the city and a swoon-worthy indoor/outdoor living space, Wiig’s three-bedroom home is …

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Cuban Black Beans Recipe Video

Directions<p>Beans:<p>Soak the beans over night in a large bowl with enough water to allow beans to double in size. The next day, check that the water is …

The Number One Quote From the Dalai Lama That Will Inspire You to Take on Your Mission

Here is a brilliant quote from the Dalai Lama that will inspire you take action and achieve your goals:<p><i>“Human potential is the same for all. Your</i> …

Computer Science Reveals 4 Secrets That Will Make You Happy

Where do you go for most of your answers these days? Google. And it’s no surprise that Google’s a company full of engineers. Engineers solve …

Fear of pushy parents means teachers spend hours pointlessly 'triple marking' work, education union warns

They are often seen on the sidelines of sports matches, jogging alongside their children and shouting at them to score. Or perhaps, bombarding teachers with emails late at night, asking for updates about their son or daughter’s progress.<p>Now, pushy parents have found themselves at the forefront of a …

11 Modular Furniture Picks That Shape-Shift to Your Needs

Because one size doesn't fit all spaces.<p>Modular furniture lends far more decorating and storage possibilities than a fixed design does, making it perfect for renters, small-space dwellers, or just folks who like to switch up their style often!

Traditional Grading Habits Drive Me Crazy

By onApril 16, 2017 4:42 AM<p>Once you've seen something done a different way, it's certainly challenging to go back to the way things have always been …

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11 incredible National Park paddling spots

If it’s off the grid and away from people you’re looking for when it comes to an outdoor vacation, then you might be prone to skip our National …

Surprisingly Light Slow Cooker Recipes for Spring

Slow cooker recipes are synonymous with winter because of the comforting ingredients, but a few simple swaps make those recipes lighter and fresher, …

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Container Vegetable Gardening: Learn a Few Tips

Container vegetable gardening is becoming very popular nowadays. As more apartment buildings are erected, open spaces are declining. Therefore, it …

Zema Redux

Seattle, Washington<p>Renowned Pacific Northwest architect Gene Zema, known for his mix of modernism and Japanese architecture, designed this house around 1974 towards the end of his career. It features a rich palette of woods and Japanese joinery visible throughout the home. Located outside Seattle …